Dirge wrote:We have a vendor that wants ongoing remote access to our server, or a pc on our network, so they can periodically check their software's performance. Giving them unfettered access to our network is unacceptable, so how would I go about limiting remote access? Ideally they would have to phone up and someone would manually grant their access. Is there any simple way to do this... say for example with a hardware firewall, if so which one would you recommend?
The business in question has no IT department and is a small rest home/ hospital. Keeping it simple stupid would be great.
Dirge wrote:Hi guys, thanks for your replies thus far. Currently the ADSL router is set up to ford a port for RDP on the server. This is a consumer level router and doesn't provide VPN. Am I correct in thinking Remote Assistance would be a quick and easy way to allow remote administration with no changes needed to our current network. I have never used it myself, but like the fact that remote access must be acknowledged by someone onsite...
...On a side note, I understand having the ability to RDP into the server without the use of a VPN is probably asking for trouble. Replacing our current router with one that can provide VPN access is on my wish list. Brace yourselves for a newbie question, but do VPNs require capable hardware on one end with some sort of VPN software on the connecting side?
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